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Cruises to Galway


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Top Galway Cruises

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No-Fly 2025 Exploring the Iconic Coastline of the Emerald Isle

Bolette 06 Jun 2025 7 nights No-Fly Cruise Liverpool

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Full-Board, Traditional British Cruising*

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Itinerary: Liverpool - Dun Laoghaire, Ireland - Belfast, Northern Ireland - Arranmore, Ireland - Galway, Ireland - Cobh (for Cork), Ireland - Liverpool
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Inside from £1,199pp

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No-Fly 2025 Scenic Islands & Coastlines

Borealis 04 Aug 2025 9 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

Pound sterling on board*

Small ship cruising*

Full-Board, Traditional British Cruising*

Hand-Crafted Itineraries | Fred Olsen Signature Experiences Included*

Itinerary: Southampton - Aberdeen - Lerwick, Shetlands - Kirkwall, United Kingdom - Killybegs, Ireland - Galway, Ireland - Southampton
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Inside from £1,499pp

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No-Fly 2024 Exploring Ireland's Coastal Scenery

Bolette 24 Aug 2024 8 nights No-Fly Cruise Liverpool

Pound sterling on board*

Small ship cruising*

Full-Board, Traditional British Cruising*

Hand-Crafted Itineraries | Fred Olsen Signature Experiences Included*

Itinerary: Liverpool - St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly - Tearaght Island - Galway, Ireland - Killybegs, Ireland - Fingals Cave - Belfast, Northern Ireland - Liverpool
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Inside from £1,599pp

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What to see in Galway

Galway, a gem on Ireland's west coast, is a city where the vibrancy of modern life melds seamlessly with the charm of Irish tradition. Known for its artistic flair and lively atmosphere, Galway offers a plethora of experiences, particularly around its port area.

One of the must-visit destinations in Galway is the bustling Galway Market. Located near the city’s port, this vibrant market is a hub of activity, especially during the weekend. It’s a place where local artisans, farmers and producers come together to sell their wares. From fresh produce, artisan cheeses and handcrafted jewellery to locally produced baked goods and hot food stalls, the market is a paradise for anyone who loves quality and authenticity in their shopping. Strolling through the market, you'll be enveloped in a lively atmosphere where the true spirit of Galway comes to life. The market is not just a place to shop; it’s an experience that allows you to connect with the local community and culture.

A short walk from the port leads to the Spanish Arch and the Galway City Museum. The Spanish Arch, built in the 16th century, was part of the city walls and offers a glimpse into Galway’s medieval past. Adjacent to it is the Galway City Museum, which overlooks the River Corrib. The museum showcases the city’s rich history, culture and heritage. Its exhibits cover a wide range of topics, from prehistoric and medieval Galway to contemporary art and cultural displays. The museum also provides insights into Galway’s maritime history, emphasising the city’s connection with the sea. The top floor offers panoramic views of the Claddagh and Galway Bay, making it a perfect spot to soak in the city’s scenic beauty.

For those who wish to explore the natural beauty surrounding Galway, a trip to the Cliffs of Moher is an unforgettable experience. Located about an hour and a half from Galway city, these dramatic sea cliffs are one of Ireland’s most spectacular natural attractions. The cliffs rise to a height of 214 meters and stretch for 8 kilometres along the Atlantic coast. Walking along the cliff edge offers breathtaking views of the ocean, the Aran Islands and the rugged coastline. The Cliffs of Moher are not just a visual wonder; they’re also a haven for seabirds, making them a great spot for bird watching. The visitor centre provides interactive exhibits about the cliffs’ geology, wildlife and history, adding depth to the awe-inspiring scenery.


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